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Grateful Dead Live at Cape Cod Coliseum on 1979-10-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Cape Cod Coliseum on 1979-10-27

Topics Live concert

Jack Straw, Candyman, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Easy To Love You, Minglewood Blues, Stagger Lee, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal Dancin' In The Streets-> Franklin's Tower, He's Gone-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) Jam-> The Other One-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cape Cod Coliseum
Location South Yarmouth, MA

Source Soundboard
Lineage Master Soundboard Cassette > Cass > DAT > CD


Master Soundboard Cassette > Cass > DAT > CD; Patches made with Audience recording mastered by Steve Rolfe
(Nak CM300 > Sony TC-158); See info file for details; via Scott Clugston; Seeded to etree by Steve Barbella


Reviewer: Chico13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2015
Subject: Lost weekend in Cape Cod
What a trip of a weekend...Drove up from NYC with my buddies and met the band pulling into the Best Western. Somehow got in and hung out with them in a separate building of rooms next to the main hotel. I remember carrying some of their gear into the show and then having a stellar weekend in that old venue. Those were the days when you could just hang around and the band was cool with it. This show will be on the new monster boxed set for 1979. Very cool!
Reviewer: BRollar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2012
Subject: Great show!
The late 70's early 80's Dead Era is some of the most underated shows out there, I love the sound quality of this show and can start this show when I get to work and just play it through, makes the day go by so much faster.

Love the archive!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2011
Subject: wooooo
never thought i'd like a post '71 Dancin' as much as this...but you gotta hear the funked out territory this one hits.

and i was never a huge '79 fan in general, but the fall has sure got some real nice ones...
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2009
Subject: Best 2nd set He saw??
Someone said this was the best 2nd set they saw in 230 that is what he thinks. But again there is little after drums in terms of tunes we all haven't seen 40+ times. So I put many other 2nd sets ahead of this and I was there. It was a great show, playing wise but the song selection has been much better. I saw 200+ shows, but we just don't agree. However, some of the best played shows I saw were not the best song-wise and maybe thats what he is saying. I think the Radio City shows were some of the best I saw, but again the song selection at those shows was repetative (even the acoustic sets-after hearing a few).
Reviewer: WRKen - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2008
Subject: Yeah,this is rippin' good stuff
to Frank Foster:
Check out the Playin' from Seattle 7-1-79
Reviewer: FrankFoster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2008
Subject: Come on now, who's been hiding the '79's?
'79 is a best kept secret, not sure why. It could be one of the top 5 or 6 best all around years - imo. This show is astonishing. I am not sure why I never heard anything about this year. I started going to shows in 84, and getting tapes around that time and never really heard too much from '79, I guess it may have been considered a transition year, but not for me. Each of the '79 tours had huge highlights, especially the entire fall tour throughout the winter and NYE.

All of the Dancin'>Franklin's from '79 were terrific (most-notably the Buffalo blowout ver.). This song combo really is another best kept secret. There is no doubt this combo could(sh) have become a mainstay for years to come. I could have handled a lot more ot that funky synth sound. This show features great song tempo's and the selections are great thoughout. I really love the opening sequence of Jack Straw and Candyman. I was skeptical, initially of the Caution jam, but it definitely does not dissapoint, get's way out there, and is wildly intense leading up to a massive Phil bomb-infused Other One. Also, this is probably my favorite all-time Stagger Lee, and one of the best Black Peter's around.

Someone had posted on another website that this could be the best Dead show ever - it is absolutely up there. It is at least deserving of some type of discussions (just apparently quietly). Come on, let the '79 secret be known.
Reviewer: Tedward - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2008
as I listen to the crispest NFA I've ever heard I can't believe I've shyed away from 79' for so long!!!! being only 20 I didn't get a chance to catch any "real" shows, but I love the reviews of attendees, I can FEEL the vibe from this show. hot stuffy venue on the cape intimate and intense raw but so tight jerrys playing melts together, and his vocals LORD! Brent and his interplay so strong for him only being in for a year or so. gem of a show
Reviewer: RFKROX - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2008
Subject: This Show Smokes!!
This is a KILLER show!!

I don’t know what it is about these Fall/Winter shows from 1979, but I definitely keep coming back to them. Maybe with the release of “Road Trips Vol. I”, it’s like awakening a sleeping giant (as in Garcia). LOL

This first set rocks! It’s not your typical first set, but every song is played with incredible energy and precision. Any time a show starts with Jack Straw, you know you are in for a treat. It’s easy to see how Garcia came from country, folk, and blue grass roots with the way he plays guitar in Me and My Uncle and Big River! That’s just classic boogie music at its best! And if you want to know how Garcia and Mydland developed such incredible chemistry, all’s you have to do is listen to this version of Brown Eyed Women. The guitar and keyboards are totally in sync! Stagger Lee is super mellow and Bob Weir’s rhythm guitar and incredible vocals are easily displayed on Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > while ending the set with a kick-ass version of Deal (Garcia’s trademark). I love that song!

When Garcia released his first solo record in 1972, Deal was certainly the centerpiece of that album! If you don’t own “All Good Things” (the 6-CD box set from Jerry Garcia), go to his website and buy it! It’s awesome. It has his 5 studio CDs, plus 4 hours of previously unreleased studio music. On the 1972 solo record, Garcia handled the vocals as well as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, piano and organ duties. The album was co-written by Grateful Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzmann (who plays drums on the record) and longtime Grateful Dead/Garcia lyricist Robert Hunter. The remastered edition of Garcia features the album's original ten songs plus eight bonus tracks, including alternate takes of "Sugaree" and "Loser." Anyone who doesn’t have Garcia as their top 5 guitarists need to have their head examined! Plus his vocals have truly been missed since his death in 1995.

Set 2 from this show is as good as Set 1. I’m not a huge Dancin’ fan, but I really like this version. Brent’s vocals on this song are better than Donna’s versions (except maybe from the ’77 shows (like the Philly Spectrum on 4-22, Palladium, NY on 5-4, and Barton Hall, Cornell Univ. on 5-8). The transition into Franklin is off-the-hook! And what can you say about a 21-minute Frankin’s Tower? May be one of the best of all time!! Any time you have He’s Gone (an incredible 13+ minutes) before the boys propel you into The Other One > Drums > NFA > and then into Black Peter, you have the foundation for one great show!

And check out the next night at Cape Cod! I agree with Purple Gel…it’s just as good as the first night! He’s seen them over 230 times, so pay attention to his reviews. He knows what the hell is talking about! If he says the 2nd set is the best he ever saw in over 230 shows, then obviously he knows what the hell he is talking about! I would have given anything to be at both shows on 5-27 and 5-28, being wasted and having an incredible time in that coliseum where the atmosphere was electric, hot, and jammin’!

And any show that is remastered by Charlie Miller – download it! They are easily the best sounding boards out there!

Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
East-Coast Deadhead

Reviewer: cavebears - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2007
Subject: Regarding Early 80's review
It's the crickets man!

The first time I heard "the crickets" was on the tape of 12/26/79, during the Shakedown encore (this show is now DP Five). Any fan of the crickets will not be dissapointed by Dancin' from 10/27.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2006
Subject: Solid from start to finish!
While this may be a special show, and there certainly are some high points here, Cliff can only give 4 bones...
Reviewer: Purple Gel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2006
Subject: WOW!!! There is some otherworldly shit going on here!!
this is what the boys were all about, a half a year after Brent joined the band and they were already in peak form. 1979 was a magical year for the boys. Brent had not yet learned a lot of songs...(Jerry said in an interview before the Nassau run that they knew about 3 shows worth of songs) but the whole band had gelled very nicely and there was an energy to this fall that surpassed anything from the subsequent years.
These Cape Cod shows were magical, the energy was just incredible, the place was a bandbox, and was very hot inside. The first set is very good and well played but they were saving their best for later. This second set is the best I ever saw in over 230 shows. If there is a better set out there I have yet to hear it. The Dancin > Franklins (over 30 minutes) and He's Gone > Other One about 27 minutes (with an awesome Caution Jam in between)is some of the most powerful jammin I saw the boys do. Phil totally drives thie set. there are 2 times in the Dancin>Franklin's that he just steps up and sterrs the Jam to new frontiers. At the end of Franklins, as it appears that jer and the rest of the band are wrapping the song up, he comes in with some loud powerful licks that totally re-energizes the boys to pick it right up and go for about 3 minutes more...awesome!!! The Drums until the end is almost never mentioned in this show, but while the post drums songlist is fairly routine, it does not get treated that way. The NFA is one of those late 70's slow versions with no intro licks, just great drawn out jammin and Jerry really pouring everything into his voice and guitar. The Black Peter is one of the most powerful and emotional versions I have heard, again Phil has some sweet and timely licks throughout, and the Round & Round is done in the old style, with a great fast Chuck Berryesque jam at the end. Phil is awesome for the whole show and drives the whole second set to greater heights, Brent jams throughout, Jerry is at his best and the rest of the boys are in top form throughout. The sound is excellent... A must for any collection
Reviewer: DTSECOFR21 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2006
Subject: Nice
Sound = 4
Show = 5
Great LS->SOS->Deal. Phil jams big time at the end of LS. Purple Gel is right...this was one of my favorites too !! Awesome 2nd set too !! I've seen comments for some other show that say how bad the '79 Brent shows were until they hit Oakland...listen to this one, and you'll agree that nothing could be further from the truth !! Sweet sound too except a cassette flat spot in SOS.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2006
Subject: Morphing transitions
A so-so first set, but the second set has some great (and unusual) transitions: that is, the regions where the Band is between songs. Some of the best Dead transitions are those where you can't pinpoint the spot where one song ends and the next begins. The Dancing->Franklin's does this, and is excellent, as others have commented. (The Franklin itself goes on too long, as Jerry runs out of ideas.) Also good, and even more unusual, is the He's Gone->Other One transition. I believe the description here is wrong: there is no Caution jam here. But it's a very interesting jam with several phases. The Other One is also tasty.
Reviewer: AshesRising - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2006
Subject: This is a perfect example of why we kept going back for more and more............
The first two tunes of the 2nd set felt as if the "Music played the band" on that beautiful evening on Cape Cod. The boys layed down a groove in "Dancin'" that set the stage perfectly for the unexpected sublime transition that opened the Heavens for "Franklin's Tower." I have never had anything sneak up and grab me by my heart, mind and soul as when Jerry started singing, "In another time's forgotten space...." "Somehow" between the combination of the hand-off out of "Dancin'," Jerry's other-worldly voice at that moment and the transcendant jams after every verse, I felt as if the coliseum was transformed into "another time's forgotten space." Jerry's jams after every verse were never rushed with each one being a complete entity unto itself while simultaneously preparing the audience for the climatic final jam that had Jerry and Weir playing as One breaking through the wall and arriving "Home" for all to enter. Just listen to those last two or three jams in "Franklin's" --- the Master and his student rising to the Heaven's together -- it was truly a blessing to hear and experience this moment in Paradise.
Really, if you haven't heard the Dancin'>Franklin's please, please do yourself a favor and listen to it....or at least listen from the hand-off out of "Dancin'" through the end of "Franklin's" -- this is an example of one of those tunes that you will play over and over again and again and again....5-stars for this experience alone.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2005
Subject: Dancin' with crickets and grasshoppers...
- That Jam with Brent and Jerry is and I'll say it for the "first time" about any song or jam this is the best version of Dancin>Franklins. I can narrow dn and make top 10's or 5's but unless you heard every version and have them memorized its pretty hard to say this is the very best. I started trading tapes in 1987 and when I got this one I loved it, with Brent & Jerry going off on that funky shit. My friend was having a big party, parents on va-ca and very timely for us we just got back from a 4-night camping run at Alpine in 1988(first shows my Gosh) after He and I got back successfully with 2-different (10-lots) 2000 hits, Yikes...crazy when I look back and think how stupid it was, but I was lucky and loved every second of it. If I remember correctly they were fresh unicorns & lucky charms and very strong. We dosed the whole town heavy, so hard that my friends and I were calling it "The Summer of Love 1988".
No shortage in MY town I was the man at the time. jk:)
The kind of funny part to this story was I remember selling some sheets and dispersing hits it out in his bedroom and about an hour later everyone was so dosed grooving to some Pink Floyd and Zepplin, then I pull out this Tape Cape 79' nice clear sbd and cue Dancin>Franklins and we all took off on a pschedelic journey kind of square dancing fun as hell around a huge bon-fire in my buddy's back yard lots of love and hugs dancin and smiling...those were the days until Alpine 89.
Anyway there were some kids coming up to me and sayin' bro whats up with that grass-hopper or cricket sound in that jam, what is this??Thats Funky, it has a George Clinton Parliment sound to it right? The whole party in the back yard was in awe and lovin it, the vibe was so perfect I was so stoked-hot chics, cool Bro's good clean and some killer Dead that no one had heard yet.
I liked that sound alot, hence bringig that tape to the party out of 100's and started to collect more tapes around that period to get more of it. Its most prevalent mainly Oct-Dec. 79' and really only 2-songs Dancin and Shakedown St.
If you zero in on some of the Shakedown's from this 3-mo. period you'll find Brent grindin' away. I wonder what that sound He used was technical called.
Maybe its just a sound effect in his B3 very it's way old school hard-core to say the least. One thing is for sure its not Grasshoppers & Crickects.
Reviewer: DEADBUCK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2005
Subject: twenty four cant be wrong...?
I hope that they cant so Im diving blind into this one...gonna just dl and burn...hear it tonight and comeback tomorrow to share my feelings with the group. Set list so far looks strong four...but its the sound that makes the list...not the other way around.
Reviewer: Mr. Charlie - Lambertville - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2005
Subject: The madhatter!
This place was always an interesting place to see live music. It is truly a bare bones hockey rink. I think that this was the first and last time the Dead came to the Cape. This show was pretty rippin.

I found a cowboy looking hat on the ground. Actually it was more like a hillbilly full brim hat. Kinda cool. So I put it on thinking that whoever dropped it would find it on my head easier than on the floor. Sitting on the floor between sets this guy practically mugged me when he found me wearing his hat. He was sooo happy and he was with a lot of other people who were equally as happy. As it turned out he had about 2 years worth of set lists written on the inside of the hat. I remember PhilÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs base made the brim wiggle and tickle my head! Riddle me this: When is a hat not just a hat?
Reviewer: jonstraw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2005
Subject: Put your dancin' shoes on...
I remember when the highlights of this show were played on the DeadHeadHour. I was a college student in California and I was dancing so hard, I caused my recording to go back and forth between stereo and mono. Normally, I would sit back and listen to the hour on my headphones (at the time the GDH in my area came on at midnight on Sunday night) so as not to disturb anyone. During the transition between Dancin & Franklins, I couldn't sit still!!! I was dancing so much in my room that I interfered with the signal reaching my stereo system. For years, this remained my lone copy. I challenge ANYONE to listen the the Dancin->Franklin's without grooving along. This is what makes you a Deadhead - the inability to control ones feelings while listening to amazing jams. Listen and smile (and crack up on the lyric flub during He's Gone)

PS - As a current resident of Cape Cod (pronounced "Cawd"), I have to report that the old Cape Cod Coliseum is now a warehouse for the "Christmas Tree Shops". The company slogan is, "Everyone Loves a Bargain." How true - this show is available for free - how better of a bargain is that?
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2005
Subject: Easy 5
As good as it can get - another '79 gem

I have become a hardcore '79 fan after avoiding them for years - This is so hot other one franklins dancin whole first set enjoy this.
Reviewer: whirlwind dreamer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: dancing bears are every where
brent just rrrrocks dancin in the streets his vocals are young and fresh but he's playing like he's been with the boyz for ten years!!! enjoy this show GIVE ME FIVE11111
Reviewer: smattman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2005
Subject: Glory Daze!
Oh Boy - What A time we had traveling down to the CCC that beautiful fall of 79. The excitement we had in my small old Celica was almost as high as the Acapulco Gold of the time - sweet stuff. I had never experienced an open floor prior to this show and what a difference it was - we danced and swayed through the whole show - truly unique. The parking lot was a blast - no security - and we had quite a time all hanging out with the other Deadheads. It felt like we had our own place where no one bothered us and the fraternity feeling
was so predominate that to this day it is burned in my memory as my favorite experience at a show (with Lewiston a close second).
The building left much to be desired itself - its now a wharehouse - I couldn't belive how much the place heated up at that time of the year. I do remember that when we left the arena the steam poured out of the doors for a half hour to the heavens, sort of a tribute to intensity of the evening. I wished they played there more than just twice as the remoteness led to a purity of true fans dominating the scene. Peace and love were certainly the dominant themes in those days and at South Yarmouth it was like an epiphany of sorts - mostly of course due to Jerry and his band of traveling merrymakers.
The show opens with a rockin Jack Straw which got the crowd into a frenzy of dedicated energy that lasted the whole night. The setlist is solid - but mostly its Jerrys pure vocals and sweet guitar that carried the pace.I recall the NFA as being
one of the highlights of the show - pure and tight
straight thru. The next night we banged on the seats after the encore and did our own unscripted version of NFA for quite a while - it was one of those great memories that stay with me - and man were we loud!
The Second set opened with a Dancin/Franklins/He's Gone masterpiece that is about as good as it gets for the Devotees - I love the thought of all of us dancing on the open floor to that great version of what to me is the nirvanna of Rock - a three pack for the Ages!
Someone mentioned that this show's 25th anniversary was the same night that the Sox finally won the Series - well we danced in the streets once again - leave it up to Jerry to somehow link all of this together and give us all a little wink from his lofty perch - he still touches us to this day.
I must say that this site has been a life changing experience in that I continually stream shows from my archives when I'm home - Thanks to all who contribute - the open sharing policy has allowed fans who were not lucky enough to be at shows to share in the aura that existed when the world was a kinder and gentler place.
Peace - Smitty.
Reviewer: Trannyman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2005
Subject: Dancin
One has to wonder why, after they brought it back in the 80's, the Dead didn't play Dancin like this. Instead they wen't to the original arrangement in 84. The two just didn't compare. I like this SBD more than the Aud here, even with the splices.
Reviewer: geerice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2005
Subject: turned on...
Took me a while to get into the Dead... grew up listening to Zeppelin and Hendrix but this is the tape that finally did it... from the first few notes of this particular Dancin' I was hooked for life... I thought my tape sounded good, but this recording is fantastic... get it, I did that day
Reviewer: toast6977 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2005
Subject: damn fine show
haven't even heard this particular source yet, i got a copy a few years back, and it had minor cuts all over the place, it definately had some generation to it, and may have been an aud.. but, even through all the downsides of the tape I had, the show gleamed through like a diamond.

Pick this up!
Reviewer: toast6977 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2005
Subject: damn fine show
haven't even heard this particular source yet, i got a copy a few years back, and it had minor cuts all over the place, it definately had some generation to it, and may have been an aud.. but, even through all the downsides of the tape I had, the show gleamed through like a diamond.

Pick this up!
Reviewer: shallwego - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2005
Subject: sooooper
get it...
Reviewer: Nuggets - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2005
Subject: The Other One!
Reviewer: chetreli - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2005
Subject: 1979!
Great show w/ many highlights! First set is good - Easy to Love You includes many lyrics I've never heard before - very different from the studio version.

The whole 2nd set cooks (as has been noted in other reviews) - Other One is short but powerful, w/ Phil dropping the thunder bomb three times! This show inspires me to listen to more 1979! Well worth the download.
Reviewer: dr_gap - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2004
Subject: odd factoid
IIRC, no tix were sold for the floor of this small venue. Naturally, people wandered down onto the floor leaving the seats half empty, and the floor half empty, if you can imagine that. Plenty of dancing room, and you could easily wander to within 30 feet of the stage (closer if you're pushy). Maybe no surprise they only played that venue twice ever.
Reviewer: ssj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2004
Subject: Red Sox Prophecy?
On the 25th anniversary of this show from deep within Red Sox country, the Red Sox won the World Series! Is Dancin' in the Street a prophetic statement from the Dead?....who knows?
Does this Dancin>Franklin's make great celebratin' music? bet!
Reviewer: swinnies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2004
Subject: Hot 79'
This show is one of 79's best, if not, the best--
First set is tight, brent does some fantastic noodling on the keys with a great big river, and he cuts off bobby in the start of the 3rd verse of that tune to do some more hot keyboard jamming!!!

dancin>franklin's is phenominal as has been mentioned in previous reviews.. i'd give it a 4.5 being overall, with some minor splices in dancin, but 5 for show tightness..
Reviewer: plop - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2004
Subject: What a venue...
This was my first Dead show and what a show it was! I've never heard a tape of this show until now. So glad it is available in both SBD and AUD versions. Having been there, I must say that I prefer the AUD version but both will get significant play time as they're both very good quality. The venue was a typical third rate, minimalist, New England hockey arena - all metal. I saw The Clash there the following Summer and condensation from body-heat was dripping back onto the crowd from the ceiling! A true sweat-box. I don't remember it being that bad for this show though (October after all).

This being my introduction to the Dead, I was only familiar with 1 or 2 of the songs played this night. Needless to say, this was the first of many real good times.
Reviewer: MasterE - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2004
Subject: What can i say?
I am going to have to agree with everyone here. I used to have this tape and would listen to it all the time....2nd set that is. The whole set is down right perfect. Sound quality is great, setlist is sick, and the tightness and straight up ass kickin these guys were in to that night is unmistakable. I was not even 1 years old at the time....but i would have to say that this show goes down as one of my all time favs to listen to....right behind those '77's and 90's.
Definately dl this one...if not or the Dancin>franklins, then for the BEST NFA EVER!!!!
Reviewer: Peak0db - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2004
Subject: The Bus Came by and I got on
I remember being 14 and going to this amazing show that changed things for me for a long time. as I listen back the first set is a little lackluster but the second set is amazing and the venue was a little sweatbox but that didn't matter. Dancin' grabbed me and hooked me I'm glad to find my first show here
Reviewer: gganter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 28, 2004
Subject: Smokin
First set is so-so. But I had my hands on the rail at Bobby's feet when they came out for one of the best Dancin's ever. The second set was very primal, the crowd on the floor was sloshing back and forth, pushing you three or four feet each way, even through He's Gone. The Other One made me think I was in the Avalon Ballroom or something, very fresh, very alive. This is the most intense show I ever saw. It converted me for life.
Reviewer: chinacat72 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2004
Subject: With a name like South Yarmouth, it's got to be good
The Phil bombs in the Other One are HUGE. Crank it up if you want to shake the walls. The Dancin > Franklin's is a 30 minute good ol' hoe-down. The Caution Jam is out there and frenetic. If there are splices in this seed, then this is not the best seed -- but it's a damn good show!
Reviewer: GDTRAiLS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2004
Subject: An homage to the greatest band ever
Jerry lives! The best show i have heard in days. This site is amazing. Cape Cod is a great place to vacation. When the soundboard is in, this is a phenomonal recording.
Reviewer: astromoose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2004
Subject: good show
this is a very good show. i think that the splice of audience recording during dancin is awesome. It gives you a cool perspective.. then when the soundboard kicks back in its that much more rockin give this show a listen brent and jerry do tear it up, not to mention the whole band
Reviewer: fez_43 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2004
Subject: some comments
sick show, but splices in a crucial section of dancin' hold this seed back. I remember having an uninterrupted sbd of this show back in the day, so why isnt there one circulating?
Reviewer: Duprees - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2004
Subject: Danger: Funk Ahead
This is a very solid show. Overall, one of the best I have. The Dancin>Franklins has some serious funk. Jerry and Brent are really locked in. I havent heard this copy, so dont know how it sounds, therefore only gave it a 4. I highly recommend it, grab it as soon as you can.
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Source: Sennheiser 441's > Nakamichi 550 > CM > C1 > C2 (TDK SA-C90); Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1) > Korg MR-1000 (1-bit/5.6MHz) > Audiogate (1-bit/5.6MHz > 16-bit/44.1KHz) > Soundforge 9 > CD Wave Editor > Trader's Little Helper > Flac16; Transfer, edit/patch, and pitch correction by Bob Morris, May 2012.
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 4,087
favorite 6
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Source: SBD and Audience Matrix Mix of about a 60% SBD to 40% Audience.
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 5,375
favorite 22
comment 9
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Source: Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
eye 123,300
favorite 175
comment 79
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 79 reviews )
Source: Lineage: SBD > PCM (analog output) > D > D > D > D